The stadium that will house the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers in Inglewood, California, will not be open until summer 2020, a year later than scheduled. The L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park made the announcement, citing heavy rains this winter in Los Angeles for putting construction of the 70,000-seat stadium and 300-acre entertainment district behind schedule.
“Despite bringing drought relief to the region, the rain fell during the mass excavation period of construction when no other work could proceed in wet conditions,” the district said in a statement. “As a result, we experienced significant delays and lost the better part of two months from early January into the beginning of March.
“In the best interest of the project, we have decided to move the opening date to summer of 2020. This new target gives us flexibility to accommodate any additional delays that may arise while still delivering an unparalleled experience upon opening. This is a stadium that Angelenos, visitors and world-class athletes will celebrate for years to come, and we are committed to making sure this venue is exceptional from the day it opens.”